"The greenier Pasture?" Top 5 Page for this destination Bang Pa-in by yen_2
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We arrived around 9:00am in the morning and directly go to the Bang Pa-in Summer Palace, it was a great day as we arrived early where there weren't many visitors around. I guess, it's best to go there very early to avoid the rush with the other visitors. After a few minutes of walking around, visitors are coming and I even saw students with their uniforms, I guess they were around 50 to 60 students-a field trip maybe! My first impression was greeny! I'm not very surprised because in my home country we also have lavish greeny gardens. Anyway, the palacehas a charming collections of pavillions built in Thai, Chinise, Italian and Victorian architectural styles, and are sorrounded by beautiful gardens and clean lakes around. It was said that the palace was served as a summer palace of Thai monarchs since the 17th century.
The palace is subdivided in two sections, which is the Outer and the Inner Palace. Where the Outer consisits of buildings for public and ceremonial uses, while the Inner Palace is reserved for the King and his immediate family. Formerly the Inner Palace is forbidden to male members of the court.
The Principal buildings of the outer Palace is the follwg;
Ho Hem Monthian Therawat, Saphakan Ratchaprayun, and the Phra Thinang Waraphot Phiman.
The Inner Palace is separated from the Outer Palace by a covered bridge with a louvered wall from which the court ladies could look out without being seen themselves.
This bridge is the one that connects the Warophat Phiman Mansion to the Therawat Khanlai (The God King Goes Forth)Gate; which is the principal entrance to the inner.
Located in the Inner are;
Phra Thinang Uthayan Phumisathian, Ho Withun Thasana, Phra Thinang Wehart Chumrun, Phra Tamnak Fai Nai, memorials to the Queen and childrens of King Chulalongkorn.
- Pros:Charming Summer Palace..
- Cons:Best to go there at the early morning because of the heat.
- In a nutshell:Pretty gradens sorrounding the different architectures!
I found this out by just looking for some picturesque part of the place but we have different views in everything we saw... more travel advice
This photo of me and the tower has a funny storey...I just thought I was in Pisa when hubby took this..He's laughing why... more travel advice
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